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Mourinho opens crunch talks with England international ahead of major Man United decision (not Stones)

phil jones

Though the European Championships aren’t yet a week old, the attentions of the majority of the punters in the Transfer Tavern have turned to next season. 

The Manchester United fans propping up the bar this evening are waxing poetic about the nature of the rebuild Jose Mourinho is due to undertake at Old Trafford, with the name Zlatan Ibrahimovic often bandied about.

However, reports from Goal suggest that one of the first orders of business for the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ will be to clarify the future of defender Phil Jones.

A lack of form and fitness has seen the progress of the 24-year old stall following heavy praise from iconic former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

He started just 7 games under Louis van Gaal last term, though only penned a new four-year deal with the Red Devils last year.

With Daley Blind often partnering Chris Smalling in the centre of defence, the former Blackburn Rovers youngster has seemingly lost his place for both club and country.

However, the Portuguese coach will reportedly assure the utility man of his importance to the squad ahead of next season.

Will Jones be able to realise his true potential under Mourinho? 

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